Essay Benefits Of Animal Testing

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Animal testing, or animal research, is the use of animals in scientific tests to determine the safety of substances for humans. It is estimated that about 100,000- 200,000 animals are mutilated and/ or slaughtered for cosmetic, drug, food, and chemical testing. “Over 100 million animals are burned, crippled, poisoned, and abused in US labs every year.” Although this fact is dispiriting when you really think about it, there is a plethora of animal testing benefits. For instance, without animal research testing, the modern medicine that we have today would not exist. Animal testing has allowed scientist to find treatments such as: antibiotics, vaccines, insulin, HIV, & cancer drugs, which has saved millions of lives across the world. “Smallpox…show more content…
Particular drugs have life threatening effects on humans, but testing on animal prior to testing on humans allows researchers to initially find the most critical effects.
Non- human animals are the most similar creatures on Earth, to us humans. Although we do not look very similar to some non- human animals, anatomically and physiologically, we are very similar. We share over 60% of our genetic profile with dogs, chickens, pigs, and mice. Even bananas and humans share 50% of the same DNA! Although non- human and human animals are very similar, we still aren’t the same species, which is a big discommodity. The same testing with a non- animal may have majorly or minorly different results than a human testing result, and this eventuate in the loss of a life, non- human or human.
There are numerous discommidities relating to animal testing, primarily, the expenses. “USA spends $16 billion dollars annually for animal testing at taxpayers ' expense and is subject to massive waste and mismanagement of taxpayers ' dollars.” If more Americans knew how much money it took to mutilate these creatures across the world, i highly doubt the would allow this to
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